Novak Djokovic turns the tide on Rafael Nadal and leads to a second round of madness

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11:14 p.m. : @Isa

11:13 p.m. : What’s nice is that we’re probably all blown away, that tomorrow there’s work, school, etc., but that we’re still taped live, without the pictures for me, to vibrate for the ‘one or the other …. go understand ….

11:13 p.m. : Novak Djokovic kept the service game to lead 5-4 in the second round, in a classic configuration, very unusual in this match. Not half a dozen break points to save, no stratospheric point … We got used to it, I think.

11:10 p.m. : This Djokovic – Nadal is well on its way to being even longer than the Girondins de Bordeaux season. #RolandGarros 🎾

23:09 : Rafael Nadal managed to keep the service in a new titanic game of next 10 minutes, to maintain the score. What a match is always unbearable.

23:01 : Novak Djokovic leads the score for the first time in the evening, and leads 4-3 in the second inning after a service game that lasted “only” ten minutes. A straw on the scale of the previous game …

22:57 : Nadal apparently only had a set and a half in his legs against Djokovic. What a set and a half … if the second set is for me Serbian, it’s over.

22:57 : Rafa begins to be physically dominated. It’s over. Victoire de Djokovic in 4 sets.

22:57 : In the Nadal supporters’ camp, it feels like the flies have changed donkeys …

22:52 : Did the tournament management consider a street vending of pastries and hot coffees in the stands, between the 4th and 5th set? …

10:51 p.m. : 1:45 for 15 games, if it goes in 5 sets we are on a 6 hour basis

10:51 p.m. : It is confirmed, Novak Djokovic is back in the game by postponing a monumental game of 20 minutes after six break points to return to.

10:50 p.m. : At this rate the spectators of the Chatrier will be able to hit the first metro on Wednesday Porte d’Auteuil to return home

10:50 p.m. : While remaining exceptional, Nadal nevertheless seems to be touched by a moment of fatigue …

10:49 p.m. : At this rate the game will last until 2 am

10:49 p.m. : The game is currently underway, Nadal service 3-2, lasts for 17 MINUTES. Yes, you read that right.

10:36 p.m. : But did Nadal’s relatives tell him that it was no longer worth putting back the hair he no longer had behind his ears?

10:36 p.m. : Funny remark @felis catus on Rafael Nadal’s OCDs, especially the one he has kept since his early youth while his haircut has evolved a bit over time.

10:34 p.m. : No worries @aide, I’m here until the game is over. Tuesday night fever, you see!

10:34 p.m. : A game that you read without seeing it, will this reading extend beyond midnight, the closing time of your daily life? No answer at this time

22:31 : “What’s hard in the Grand Slam is keeping concentration and level for three or four hours.”

However, some imagined him lifting the cup … Carlos Alcaraz was eliminated this afternoon in the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros, by the German Alexander Zverev, the third world. The 19-year-old Spaniard is hoping for a better Roland-Garros debut, but after the US Open in 2021, the prodigy stops once again at the semi-finals of a Grand Slam.

Carlos Alcaraz greets the Parisian public after defeating Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals of Roland-Garros on May 31, 2022. (THOMAS SAMSON / AFP)


10:30 p.m. : Novak Djokovic’s sudden return to the game was very spectacular, as he managed to walk Rafael Nadal on the court again and lead the game. 3-2 for Nadal in the second inning. Mine is nothing, this is the first time the Serb has won two games in a row in this match.

10:26 p.m. : Is this the turning point of the match? Novak Djokovic manages to break the Spaniard and return to 2-6, 1-3. There is still room before we talk about “remontada”.

10:23 p.m. : Before the game I thought I would go to bed at 1 or even 2 hours. But there at this rate Before midnight.

10:23 p.m. : I remember that at the beginning of Nadal’s victories (kind of after two or three) at Roland, he was sometimes whistled, because people were tired of seeing him win all the time. It’s funny how he earned his legendary braids. I can’t help but be a little pleased that Alcaraz isn’t already starting to break his records …

22:21 : Djokovic’s fan in my gallery

22:21 : On the other hand, it’s indecent to be so strong at 53 Rafael.

22:21 : Like the tribunes of the Central, the social networks in the ales their camp.

10:19 p.m. : @Matt 6-2, 3-0, it looks like he’s playing Navok Djokovic, Novak’s cousin! The score is amazing, although the duration of the meeting gives a small indication of the intensity of the exchanges.

10:18 p.m. : What a bloody match, but what a Rafa game! It grows so strong, with seriousness and application !! Djoko is speechless …

10:18 p.m. : @Honest game Absolutely, Rafael Nadal suffers from chronic and incurable foot pain called Muller-Weiss Syndrome. Thus, at the Rome tournament three weeks ago, he was forced to lose to an opponent of lower status (Denis Shapovalov) because he was paralyzed by a pain in his foot.

10:15 p.m. : @felis catus It is difficult to answer categorically that he has postponed two-thirds of his Grand Slam titles to a single tournament at Roland Garros, which has a bit of a chance of earning him the status of “Greatest of all the time. ”(en bon français) Mais bon, c’est un fan de Federer, qui vous responder, donc …

10:14 p.m. : So tell Pierre, if Nadal came to report this Roland – it’s obviously not done yet – wouldn’t he be a good candidate for the GOAT title, right?

10:13 p.m. : Rafa is exceptional tonight, after a game of more than 4:30 on Sunday !!!! Wow

22:12 : Novak Djokovic has been broken three times in 52 service games in his first four matches. He has already been broken three times in 5 serve games tonight.6-2, 1-0 Nadal.

10:10 p.m. : And a successful break from the start by a Rafael Nadal care tortures his opponent on his commitment. Novak Djokovic had to deploy all his talent to withstand the six break points before … service to follow for the Majorcan.

10:08 p.m. : @ Puce13 I am blown away by the level of play of the Spaniard, who chains the splendid points. My only reservation: how much gas does it have in the tank if the match lasts?

10:07 p.m. : Ghost of Djoko tonight. Or Rafa really too strong 🤔

9:59 p.m. : Too bad this one-way debut. The long-awaited quarterfinal was actually Zverev’s against Alcatraz. A wonderful fight!

9:59 p.m. : I’m surely mean but more than Nadal the winner, I especially want to see Djoko lose. Sorry. But I don’t know why.

9:59 p.m. : @ Jérôme This is a series of OCDs that reassure him:
– First, he takes a big hit on his panties
– with a gesture, he adjusts his jersey at shoulder level
– then he touches his hair
– a small blow to the nose to wipe
– proper cleaning of the service line, small kick in his racket

Rafael Nadal is explained: „My routine before every tennis match follows the same logic. My perfect training test every day, I give my confidence and I guarantee a little peace of mind, a spirit of science, which will be good to pass. or at least I’m doing everything I can to get things right. “

9:59 p.m. : #Roland_garros good evening Pierre do you know why Nadal has always made so many movies with his shorts and these bottles?

9:54 p.m. : Rafael Nadal’s first very solid set postponed,, it’s clear and without smudges even if it took almost 50 minutes of play to complete the debates.

9:52 p.m. : @Curieuse 73 I wonder if Nadal doesn’t know that a long game is likely to not turn in his favor, he has every interest in taking control of the game, attacking Djokovic as soon as possible and trying to wrap up the game. in the shortest possible time.

9:52 p.m. : Small question: is this their first game since the verbal games around the Australian Open (vaccine, covid not covid ..)? Looks like they have an account to settle, given the immediate intensity of the exchanges, thank you Pierre! ⁇

22:04 : @Sylvain I feel ironic! Granted, the two players on the court are both 71 years old, but the longevity of their careers in the sport has made giant leaps in a few years. I gave you some secrets in a paper published last year. It is not at all certain that the young Zverev is giving the lesson to his elder in the semifinals.

9:50 p.m. : We still see that they are old players. Rien à voir with the previous match between Alcaraz and Zverev. I guess they’re both housed in hospice.

9:46 p.m. : At this rate, I feel that #Nadal and #Djokovic will miss the last subway …

9:46 p.m. : @Eula Remember the last year, the game that was able to end with a crowd, thanks to a decision from the Elysée. It seems so far away today!

9:46 p.m. : Watch out for the curfew at 11 pm Sorry, vintage deception

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